WHALE WATCHING-------SWIMMING WITH HUMPBACK WHALES....

Running August Until November. The unique oportunity to Swim with these fantastic Mammals.


Humpback Whale Swim, Whale Watching & Reef Snorkel Tours

Book your very special Opportunity to swim with a Humpback Whale.

The Humpback Whales at this time of year (August) start to rest after their long migration North from the Antarctic.  After mating or calving, the long wait begins before heading south again for the summer feeding grounds back in Antarctica. This congregation is a huge phenomena in the area of Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth.  With over forty thousand mammals passing our doorstep, it is said to be one of the largest migration routes.  Now that the Humpback Whale is no longer on the endangered species list, the Department of Parks & Wildlife have been given the authority to licence some existing operators to create a swim with Humpback Whale program.  

We will be authorised to allow a maximum of 5 swimmers in the water with a guide & Videographer, to catch that special moment. 

How will this work?

We will run a Whale Swim/Whale Watching cruise on one of our great boats and will offer to the first ten passengers, who want the opportunity to swim with these wonderful creatures, the exclusive 'swim program'. This will be limited to a pre-booking of ten passengers per cruise ( two groups of five), but will be available to extra whale watchers to upgrade to the 'swim program' if the opportunity arises.

We have special permission to approach a Humpback Whale within 50 Metres with our boats, which is half the distance of any other whale watching cruise in Australia. This will give a very special close-up view for non-swimmers to enjoy the whales as they display their playful antics as they relax in the warm tropical waters of Exmouth. 

The swimmers, with the careful watch of their guide, will slide into the water and approach the Humpack Whale. We have strict distance guidelines and safety is paramount in these very special encounters. To be with such a gentle giant in a unique close encounter, you will be the envy of all your friends and have the free video to prove it.

So book your once in a lifetime chance to be a Humpback Whale swimmer. ENQUIRY

Dedicated Whale Swim Tour

         4 HOURS OF SPOTTER PLANE

Full day tour on the Ningaloo reef from 7:15am-4pm.

We travel thru the Ningaloo area viewing numbers of whales cruising the reef.

With use of our Plane, we are guided in for the best swim opportunities. As we operate our own dedicated plane for up to 4 hours, we maximise the chance to swim with resting Humpback Whales.

 Beginning with a morning snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef for ALL guests. Our spotter plane will start the search for the best pod of whales to watch and try to swim with, or an out of season whale shark. 

If the perfect Whale is encountered, or a whale shark is spotted, we will begin our in water swims. Non-swimmer guests will be eligible (When group swim numbers allow), to upgrade to swim with the whale or whale shark for the additional difference in price structure. Other animals often spotted can include; dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, orcas, turtles, the list goes on!

 Tour includes - Snorkelling equipment & wetsuits. A delicious Buffet Lunch, refreshments, tea, coffee, water & complimentary beer or champagne is also included. 

All video & photos of your day are available for just $20. 

We will finish the day off with as much snorkelling on the reef as time will allow. Complimentary pickup/ drop off service is available from all accommodation around Exmouth town. 

 For a succesful Humpback Whale Swim. A private dedicated Plane is the only way to have reasonable success with these elusive mammals. This is a dedicated Whale Swim Tour. (Don't get fooled with a promise of a Whale swim on a standard Eco Tour).

 Whale Swim

 Adults $399 

 Seniors $375 

 Kids 13 up to 16 $330 

 Whale Watch only - Adults $175, Kids under 16 $115

Whale watchers can upgrade to a Whale / WhaleShark Swim by paying the difference.


  Whale/Whaleshark ECO-Tour

This is a New & Different Full day tour on the Ningaloo reef. 

Pickup from 7:15am & returning around 4pm, we begin with a morning snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef for all guests. 

Our spotter plane will search for up to 2 hours for the best pod of Humpback Whales, WhaleSharks, or Manta Rays. All Eco tour swimmers will watch and enjoy the chance to swim with these fantastic animals. This great budget tour gets you out on the Reef for the day, to experience Ningaloo.

 If group numbers allow, Observer guests will also be eligible to upgrade to swim with the Whale/ Whalesharks, for the additional difference in Price Structure. Other animals often spotted can include; Dolphins, Dugongs, Orcas, Turtles, the list goes on! 

A free pickup/ drop off service is available for those who are staying in town. Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits are provided for all swimmers. 

Whale watchers & swimmers will have the option to purchase the Pictures & professional movie for an additional cost of $20*. 

A delicious Buffet Lunch, refreshments, tea, coffee, water & complimentary beer or champagne is included. 

A great Day out on The Ningaloo Reef.

 Adults $285

 Seniors $265

 Kids under 16 $215 (Kids Under 13, Not Allowed to Swim with Humbacks)

 Observer Only $95

 Maximum 23 Pax


Whale/Whaleshark ECO-Plus 

‘ECO-PLUS’…DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES UPGRADE FROM ECO TO ECO-PLUS. 

UPGRADE FROM JUST 2 HOURS, TO UP TO 4 HOURS OF PLANE SPOTTING & 
BE ONE OF THE FIRST 10 TO SWIM.

We now offer the exclusive ECO-Plus, when 5 to 10 customers choose this option for the eco tour, we will increase the plane time for up to 4 hours doubling your chances to swim with a Humpback. When a suitably resting Humpback Whale or Whaleshark is spotted, the Eco-Plus swimmers will be one of first 10 passengers to swim.

This is the new tour upgrade that we will run during the Humpback Whale season. We spend the day looking for all types of wildlife. With the chance to swim with Whalesharks, Manta Rays, Humpback Whales. We share a Plane for the first of 2 Hours, to keep costs down, Then we have our own plane for 2 hours. The Eco-Plus Tour has no guarantee but you will have a much greater chance to swim with a Humpback Whale or Whaleshark than on a standard Eco Tour

  Adults $335

  Seniors $315

  Kids 13 to 16 $265

  Kids under 13 $215 (Not Allowed to Swim with Humbacks)

  Observer Only $95

  Maximum 23 Pax


 Humpback sunset

Exmouth Gulf SunSet  Whale Watch Tour

The Whale watching season in Exmouth, must be the best in Australia. View Humpback Whales tail slapping & frolicking, whilst sipping a glass of bubbles and watching the sunset over the magnificent Cape Range.

This is when the Gulf calms off to glassy conditions. The Whales are just happy playing around, which makes for a great end to everyones day. This time of year you will see Mothers with their calves, teaching them the skills required to transverse the oceans back to Antartica. With lots of action there are great opportunities for photographers to get that special shot. Our friendly crew will chat about the Whales interesting behaviour & facts. Voted as one of the best value tours in Exmouth

  • Complimentary bubbles or beer at sunset.

 • Food platters, nibbles, tea, coffee & water provided.

  • Esky & ice provided - BYO additional alcohol.

  • Complimentary transfers from local accommodation.

  • August - October 4:30pm until sunset. 

    $75 Adults 

    $65 Senior discounts

    $55 Kids under 16 

    $195 Family-2 adults 2 kids under 16 

(Humpback Whale Swim not scheduled for this tour)

                 

  HUMPBACK WHALE WATCHING TOUR                                                                                                                       Tours depart from Exmouth Marina or Tantabiddi, at 10am-3pm on our luxury                purpose built easily accessible vessels.Enjoy a relaxing day cruising in the Exmouth waters, checking out Humpback Whales resting and playing. This time of year you will see Mothers with their calves, teaching them the skills required to transverse the oceans back to Antartica. With lots of action, there are great opportunities for photographers to get that special shot. Our Crew will chat about what you are seeing, explaining the behaviours and antics of the Whales. 

A delicious Buffet Lunch, refreshments, tea, coffee, water are included. A free pickup/ drop off service is available.

  Adults $125

  Seniors S115  

  Children under 16yo $90

  Family (2 Adults & 2 Children under 16yo) $330

  (Humpback Whale Swim not scheduled for this tour)


ALL HUMPBACK WHALE ADVENTURES

Relax and enjoy the ride on our well-equipped stable boats, as we travel from Exmouth Marina or Tantabiddi to view Humpback Whales in their natural habitats. During their annual migration over 30,000 Humpback Whales visit Ningaloo every year to calf, mate and rest in the Gulf area during winter. With the largest migration of whales in Australia this congregation at Ningaloo offers the best humpback whale interactions in the world.

 With vessels like “Jazz” 2, a west coaster with spacious back deck or the “Prime”, a stable catamaran with a walk around bow, you will have a full 360° view from all of our vessels. On all humpback whale swims you will have a Maximum group size of 5 swimmers with a guide & Videographer in the water. If a suitable resting Whale is found we will spend time gaining the animals trust, which may take 30 minutes. When we find a whaleshark we will have groups of 10 passengers with a swim guide & videographer, able to swim with these magnificent fish. 

All Video & photos from your day are available for just $20. For whalewatching, we can manoeuvre to within 100m of the whales. If the whale chooses to swim over to us – we will shut down the engines and enjoy the close interaction from the vessel. On whale swim tours - If the whale is very subtle, the boat will move within 50M of the whale, where the first group will enter the water 50M from the whale, we will then swim slowly toward the whale trying carefully not to splash or scare it, to within 30M. Should the Whale approach us we are allowed to get as close as 15M to the Whale. Should the Whale attempt to get closer we will swim away to maintain at least 15M of distance. This is an in-water experience that will give you the thrill of being close to such a large Mammal with surface views closer than you can imagine, with luck you may even see the whale under the surface. Entering the water for the purpose of swimming with a Whale, Whaleshark or Manta Ray, is considered a swim by definition, Dept. of Parks & Wildlife fee’s will be charged to EDC. EDC & Crew will at all times try to offer a safe enjoyable experience, where possible, but cannot guarantee a wild animal will want to interact with us.

We may consider at anytime the activity may become unsafe, where we will immediately recall all persons out of the water. At no time will we attempt to enter the water if there is a calf present. A calf by definition is a whale up to 2/3 the length of its mother and dependent on its mother. Minimum age of 13 years to swim with the humpback whale, you must be a comfortable, good snorkeller to participate, as this is an activity that requires good snorkel skills & involves serious distances to swim. A snorkel test will be conducted to ensure that swimmers meet minimum requirements as determined by the crew. This activity can be dangerous, whales are very large, unpredictable Mammals that could become aggressive if they feel threatened. They could move very quickly, faster than any human can swim. By participating in this tour you accept that the risks of swimming with a wild animal could be hazardous resulting in injury.


WhaleShark Swim on Ningaloo Reef. Exmouth diving Centre, 2 Payne St. Exmouth,  
Telephone (08) 9949-1201 (International : +61-8-9949-1201)
 
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